The FIA has released the 2010 Formula One Championship entry list. 12 teams appear on the entry list including Virgin Racing, confirming the takeover of the Manor Grand Prix team, although the deal has yet to be fully confirmed.
With Toyota and the FIA still debating whether the Japanese team have breached their contract, Sauber are currently absent on the list until the issue is resolved – Sauber were intending to take over the Toyota F1 operation however Toyota may be forced to sell their Formula One outfit to avoid being fined. The 13th and final spot on the 2010 grid is therefore still in question and until the FIA and Toyota have come to an agreement over the breach of contract question, the 13th team will not be confirmed.
Should Toyota sell their outfit to one of the new teams, Sauber may still be in with a chance of being on the grid if the all the other competitors agree to a 14th entry being opened up.
N° DRIVER TEAM CONSTRUCTOR 1 Jenson BUTTON (GB) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES 2 Lewis HAMILTON (GB) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES 3 Nico ROSBERG (D) BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM BRAWN MERCEDES BENZ 4 TBA BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM BRAWN MERCEDES BENZ 5 Sebastian VETTEL (D) RED BULL RACING RED BULL RENAULT 6 Mark WEBBER (AUS) RED BULL RACING RED BULL RENAULT 7 Felipe MASSA (BR) SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO FERRARI 8 Fernando ALONSO (E) SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO FERRARI 9 Rubens BARRICHELLO (BR) AT&T WILLIAMS WILLIAMS COSWORTH 10 Nico HULKENBERG (D) AT&T WILLIAMS WILLIAMS COSWORTH 11 Robert KUBICA (PL) RENAULT F1 TEAM RENAULT 12 TBA RENAULT F1 TEAM RENAULT 14 Adrian SUTIL (D) FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 15 Vitantonio LIUZZI (I) FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 16 SÃ©bastien BUEMI (CH) SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO STR FERRARI 17 TBA SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO STR FERRARI 18 TBA LOTUS F1 RACING LOTUS COSWORTH 19 TBA LOTUS F1 RACING LOTUS COSWORTH 20 TBA CAMPOS META 1 CAMPOS DALLARA 21 Bruno SENNA (BR) CAMPOS META 1 CAMPOS DALLARA 22 TBA US F1 TEAM US F1 COSWORTH 23 TBA US F1 TEAM US F1 COSWORTH 24 Timo GLOCK (D) VIRGIN RACING VIRGIN COSWORTH 25 TBA VIRGIN RACING VIRGIN COSWORTH